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Chardonnay-Macabeo

Category: Young White Wine Blendchardonnay-macabeo

Origin: Caudete de las Fuentes (Valencia) SPAIN

Grape Varieties: 50% Chardonnay & 50% Macabeo

Alcohol Content: 12.5 %

Winemaking:
A blend of Chardonnay & Macabeo. 50% of each varietal is used to produce this wine. The grapes are harvested seperately and both wines are then blended following fermentation.

Tasting Notes:
Color: Very pale straw in colour with a faint hint of green.
Nose: We can detect pineapple, pear, apple, and a floral bouquet.
Taste: The wine is crisp and extremely fruity with excellent balance and great length.

Food Pairing:
Can be served with fish, seafood, light pasta dishes, salads, white meat and poultry and great to drink alone.

Serving Temperature: Serve between 8 & 10°C

Syrah-Tempranillo

Category: Syrahactum-coleccion-tinto-no-br

Origin: Caudete de las Fuentes (Valencia) SPAIN

Grape Varieties: Syrah-Tempranillo

Vintage: 2011 (Own Vineyards. Estate Bottled)

Alcohol Content: 13.0 %

Winemaking:
A blend of Syrah & Tempranillo, This wine has spent 3 months in oak adding structure and a touch of sweetness. A modern easy to drink wine.

Tasting Notes:
Color: Deep cherry red in colour.
Nose: There are ripe fruits of the forest with a mineral undertone.
Taste: Well balanced, with an elegant long finish.

Food Pairing: Great with all meats, cured meats, cheeses, tomato based pasta dishes and casseroles.

Serving Temperature: Serve between 14 & 18ºC.

Winery Information

Agricola Gonzagri Limited

Winery Background:
During the 15th and 16th centuries, France developed systems that would one day make them a powerhouse in wine production. In the mid 1800’s a young Frenchman named Don Hermon Folatre honed his skills producing wines from the very best France had to offer.

In 1888, Don Hermon Folatre arrived at the town of Pichamann in the Maule Region of Chile along with stock from his homeland. He began to personally produce wine for his own consumption, creating the first Chilean wines with a French last name. Today, “Folatre” wine is bottled for consumption around the world. Folatre is a wine that is French in heritage but that exhibits all the charm, flavor and aroma of a diverse geography blessed by the sun and it’s soil.

Our exquisite wines have been a source of delight on tables worldwide for demanding consumers searching for a new and unique sensation.

Our Promise:
Each bottle of Folatre depends on the local effort, the gift of sun and the labors of the ground. For us, the care of our world is more than gratitude for the treasured fruit we bottle. It is gratitude for our existence. It is for this reason that among our work policies respect for the environment is fundamental, allowing for the natural productive process with the least human intervention, thus returning the hand to the ground which provides us with much satisfaction.

Winery Information

Bodegas de Utiel

Winery Background:
Our winery and vineyards are located on a small plateau in the interior of the Province of Valencia, 70 kilometers from the Mediterranean sea, and is about 700 meters above sea level. The land and climate – with Mediterranean characteristics but continental influences – produce unique, mainly red and rosé wines using the Bobal grape variety.

The landscape surrounding this property is quite unique: very close to the sea, between two deep valleys and Mediterranean forests. The 1,235-acre property of El Renegado, the original name of the tract, features the splended vineyards and olive tree fields that comprise the Bodegas de Utiel facility.

Story Behind the Actum Name:
When war broke out in Cuba in 1898 – a battle that saw Cuba win its independence – the farmers rebelled against the Spanish army and reneged on their obligation to go to war. Since then, they were called “The Colony of Renegades,” this legend lives on and is noted on the main entrance to the winery. The successors of these renegades went on to sell the property in 1985.

Actum comes from a Latin word that means Action and is inspired by these men and woman who risked their lives and took action against injustice.

Sauvignon Blanc

Category: Oak Aged Sauvignon Blancfolatre-sb

Origin: Curico, Chile

Grape Varieties: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage: 2013 (Own Vineyards, Estate Bottled)

Alcohol Content: 13.5 %

Winemaking:
From vineyards located at the lower slopes of the Curico Valley. Geographic diversity, a varied micro-cliamte, the soil along with the influences of the Pacific Ocean priviledge Chile with the ability to enrich the quality of their wines. Located in the central valley, an important wine-growing zone in Chile with its changes in soil and climate which produce wines from a unique variety of vines, bringing to your table our exceptional work that with respect and care for nature we obtain from the grapevine.

Tasting Notes:
Color: Glowing yellow with tinges of green
Nose: Intense citrus aroma, tropical fruits and delicate herbs
Taste: Elegant, balanced, juicy and fresh

Food Pairing: Pairs exceptionally well with green salads and seafood.

Serving Temperature: Best served between 8° and 10° C.

Awards:
• Silver Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition

Chardonnay

Category: Oak Aged Chardonnay

Origin: Curico, Chile

Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay

Vintage: 2011 (Own Vineyards, Estate Bottled)

Alcohol Content: 13.5 %

Winemaking:
From vineyards located at the lower slopes of the Curico Valley. Geographic diversity, a varied micro-climate, the soil along with the influences of the Pacific Ocean priviledge Chile with the ability to enrich the quality of their wines. Located in the central valley, an important wine-growing zone in Chile with its changes in soil and climate which produce wines from a unique variety of vines, bringing to your table our exceptional work that with respect and care for nature we obtain from the grapevine.

Tasting Notes:
Color: Beautiful glowing yellow.
Nose: Aromas of ripe tropical pineapples and bananas.
Taste: Juicy yet complex, fresh with intense fruit flavors, elegant and well balanced.

Food Pairing: Best paired with seafood, poultry and young cheeses.

Serving Temperature: Best served between 8° and 10° C.

Awards
• Scored 88 points with the Dionysian Society International
• 2011 Silver Medal winner San Francisco International Wine Competition
• A John Mahoney Selection “Best Buy”

Carmenere

Category: Oak Aged Carmenere

Origin: Curico, Chile

Grape Varieties: Carmenère Reserve

Vintage: 2011 (Own Vineyards, Estate Bottled)

Alcohol Content: 13.5 %

Winemaking:
From vineyards located at the lower slopes of the Curico Valley. Geographic diversity, a varied micro-cliamte, the soil along with the influences of the Pacific Ocean priviledge Chile with the ability to enrich the quality of their wines. Located in the central valley, an important wine-growing zone in Chile with its changes in soil and climate which produce wines from a unique variety of vines, bringing to your table our exceptional work that with respect and care for nature we obtain from the grapevine.

Tasting Notes:
Color: Deep Garnet Colored
Nose: Generous aroma of ripe red fruits, spice and toasted French oak.
Taste: A silky, creamy, full bodied mouth-feel with firm tannins balance the ripe red fruit to produce an enjoyable finish.

Food Pairing: Best paired with poultry, hors d’oeuvres and pastas.

Serving Temperature: Best served between 16° and 18° C.

Awards
• Scored 90 points with the Dionysian Society International
• 2011 Bronze Medal winner San Francisco International Wine Competition
• 2013 Bronze Medal winner San Francisco International Wine Competition
• A John Mahoney Selection “Best Buy”

Winery Information

Bodegas y Vinedos de Utiel

Winery Background:
Our winery and vineyards are located on a small plateau in the interior of the Province of Valencia, 70 kilometers from the Mediterranean sea, and is about 700 meters above sea level. The land and climate – with Mediterranean characteristics but continental influences – produce unique, mainly red and rosé wines using the Bobal grape variety.

The landscape surrounding this property is quite unique: very close to the sea, between two deep valleys and Mediterranean forests. The 1,235-acre property of El Renegado, the original name of the tract, features the splended vineyards and olive tree fields that comprise the Bodegas de Utiel facility.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Category: Oak Aged Cabrenet Sauvignon

Origin: Curico, Chile

Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol Content: 13.5 %

Vintage: 2011 (Own Vineyards, Estate Bottled)

Winemaking:
From vineyards located at the lower slopes of the Curico Valley. Geographic diversity, a varied micro-cliamte, the soil along with the influences of the Pacific Ocean priviledge Chile with the ability to enrich the quality of their wines. Located in the central valley, an important wine-growing zone in Chile with its changes in soil and climate which produce wines from a unique variety of vines, bringing to your table our exceptional work that with respect and care for nature we obtain from the grapevine.

Tasting Notes:
Color: Dark Ruby Colored
Nose: Superb bouquet of black fruits, chocolate and leather all very well combined with French oak.
Taste: Elegant mouth-feel with firm tannic structure, ripe with a good finish. On the palate, leaves a structured way, velvety and persistent.

Food Pairing: Better paired with red meat, game birds and aged cheeses.

Serving Temperature: Best served between 16° and 18° C.

Awards
• Scored 86 points with the Dionysian Society International
• 2011 Bronze Medal winner San Francisco International Wine Competition
• A John Mahoney Selection “Best

Sauvignon Blanc

Category: White Wineactum-sauvignon-blanc

Origin: Caudete de las Fuentes (Valencia) SPAIN

Grape Varieties: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage: 2011 (Own Vineyards. Estate Bottled)

Alcohol Content: 12.5 %

Winemaking:
Harvested at night to collect the fresh fruit makes it a short maceration of the must with the skins at a low temperature prior to pressing, for fermentation spend a couple of months in new French oak barrel.

Tasting Notes:
Color: Pale yellow with hints of bright green.
Nose: Intense aroma of mandarine orange, fresh cut flowers and tropical fruits.
Taste: Very balanced, very tasty with good acidity, and a long ending.

Food Pairing:
Enjoy with all fish dishes, salads and appetizers or just alone with friends.

Serving Temperature: Serve it chilled.

Awards:
• 88 point Guia Peñin 2011.
• 2013 Silver Medal winner San Francisco International Wine Competition